Sunday, December 23, 2007

First frame - Welcome

This is James Adams, owner of Exclusive Productions, and welcome to my blog. This is my running journal of my photo excursions and activities. Photography has been a passion of mine for over 30 years. During that time, I've covered a wide range of photographic styles and disciplines. Along the way I've captured quite a few images that are now part of my traveling photographic art shows. Some of the more recent images are available online in my gallery.

The focus of much of my work now is split between live jazz concert photojournalism and wedding photography. My jazz beat includes San Francisco Bay Area clubs like Yoshi's, the San Francisco Blues Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, and the Monterey Jazz Festival. Through 10+ years of coverage, I have photos ranging from legends to the rising stars of the music.

I started with wedding photography the same way many wedding photographers did, by shooting a friend's wedding as a wedding gift. Way back then, I used what later became known as a "photojournalistic" style, capturing the 'story' of the day, and laying it out in the couple's wedding album. I won't say I was ahead of my time, but I always felt the bride and groom should see, in their pictures, the wedding from the eyes of their guests. Likewise, the guests could see some of the more precious moments that happened around them.

Anyway, that's a brief introduction, and a very high level overview of what we do.The we, by the way, is my wife Cassandra and I. She is a painter, fine art photographer, and portrait specialist. She also backs me up as the second photographer on wedding coverate. This blog is our vehicle to bring you up to date on the latest developments in the ever changing world of wedding coverages and service offerings. I'll also keep you up to date on our latest projects. Come back and see us often.

James

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